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Backpack to Briefcase Program: 4 Steps to Success

During your time at Saint Francis University, you're not only work toward a quality business degree, you're working toward a rewarding, high-paying career. Follow our year-by-year guide here.

  • 1. Freshman

    • begin foundational business courses

    • research and join business clubs, activities, and business research centers (SBDC, CSOR)

    • begin to build resume, LinkedIn profile, and work portfolio

    • develop a plan for career development and opportunities through academic advising and career placement experiences

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    2. Sophomore 

    • begin major coursework

    • refine and add to resume, LinkedIn profile, and work portfolio

    • expand career placement prep (career counseling, resume review)

    • continue to build professional networking through student-alumni mentoring, Executive-In-Residence program, internships, etc.

    • explore international study opportunities including the Springtime in London business trip

  • 3. Junior

    • begin client consulting coursework

    • refine and add to resume, LinkedIn profile, and work portfolio

    • accelerate career placement prep (mock interviews, career fairs, internships)

    • continue to build professional networking through student-alumni mentoring, Executive-In-Residence program, internships, etc.

    • complete mock interviews and research potential employers

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  • 4. Senior

    • continue client consulting coursework and complete major requirements

    • begin job search with final resume, LinkedIn profile, work portfolio, and the power of your professional and university network

    • attend mock interviews, career fairs, on-campus job interviews, internships

    • celebrate graduation with an eye to the future